Anderton Boat Lift

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When: 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2014

Cost: £7.50 - £12.00

Opening hours: 11am-4pm

Website: Visit website

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Built by Edwin Clark in 1875 to lift cargo boats the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal, the Anderton Boat life is a simple concept. Two huge water tanks, each with watertight sealable doors carry boats up and down. The lift worked until 1983 when serious deterioration of the structure was discovered. Some £7m was raised to fund the restoration, which was completed in 2002.

The completion of the restoration was followed by the opening of an Operations Centre in 2003. This offers interactive displays, educational facilities, a gift shop and a coffee shop, and boat trips up the lift and along the river commence operation from 21st March through to 3rd November 2013.

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Venue address

Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6FW

Venue contact details

Tel: 01606 786777



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